If you are looking for better power reliability and resiliency while securing predictable energy costs…
It’s time to consider
Microgrids as a Service
Microgrids are a proven efficient, low-cost clean energy solution that deliver reliable and consistent electrical power with zero capital, zero debt and zero risk.
Never again deal with the frustration of unreliable and unpredictable electrical service
When the electric grid goes dark or fluctuates, how do you keep the lights on in your community? Or heat/cool your facility? Or keep vital medical equipment operating in your hospital?
The answer is: You don’t.
Fluctuations and unreliability from your local power grid can wreck havoc at unexpected times. Sure, you can install backup generators to act as a safeguard, but that isn’t a feasible or cost-effective option when you need to supply power to an entire community, a large facility or multiple buildings spread over a wide area.
The more sensible solution is a Microgrid.
What is a ‘Microgrid’?
Microgrids move institutions, cities and large facilities away from the remote power station model in favor of a localized self-generation system that ‘isolates’ them from the large power grid, protecting them from emergencies which may impact their ability to draw consistent, reliable power.
With a microgrid, you get continued service regardless of the status of your regional main power grid. By isolating from the main utility power grid, a microgrid can both continue serving its included load when the grid is down and serve its surrounding community by providing a platform to support critical services from hosting first responders and governmental functions to providing key services and emergency shelter.
Microgrids provide efficient, low-cost clean energy, enhance local resiliency, and improve the operation and stability of the regional electric grid.
Advantages of Having a Microgrid
BENEFITS THAT COMPLIMENT YOUR ENERGY OBJECTIVES
Improve the operation and stability of the regional grid
Reduce regional grid “congestion” and peak loads
Critical infrastructure that increases reliability and resilience
Support places of refuge in regional crises and local first responders
Diversified risk rather than concentrated risk
Generate, provide and use efficient, low-cost clean energy
Offer grid services including energy, capacity, and ancillary services
Reduce risk by locking in predictable energy use & costs
Create new revenue streams and employment opportunities
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Key Benefits of a Microgrid
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Secured & Reliable Power
When your local power grid goes down for any reason – from a severe weather event to the accidental severing of a power line, you need to be capable of instantly being isolated from the grid so you can continue to use electricity.
With a microgrid, you can continue operations without skipping a beat. The buildings served by your microgrid can act as electrified sanctuary where you can provide shelter from the elements, deliver medical care, allow for the charging of electric devices, and more.
This kind of electric reliability provides not just peace of mind, but good common sense to fend of unpredictable events which may impact your local power grid’s ability to deliver consistent power.
Lower Exposure to Blackouts
In the United States, the annual average cost of electrical blackouts exceeds $60 billion:
- Businesses pay 97 percent of all electrical outage costs
- An 11-hour power outage in Atlanta crippled Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport resulted in more than $50 million in losses just for Delta Airlines
- Ponemon Institute/Emerson Network Power report, healthcare organizations face average costs of $690,000 per power outage
These and similar losses could have been avoided with a microgrid.
Better Sustainability & Resiliency
That local power grid you’re connected to? The utility company operating it produces a huge amount of carbon dioxide to as it generates all that electricty.
Electricity generation is responsible for more than one-third of the carbon produced by the entire energy sector in the US.
As communities and industries try to be more environmentally conscious, finding more efficient ways to produce and use electricity remains at the forefront of making that a reality.
Microgrids deliver efficient, low-cost clean energy that improves the operation and stability of the regional electric grid. They provide a sensible, effective method of generating electricity without the negative carbon impact large utility grids produce.
Zero Capital, Zero Debt, Zero Risk
While the benefits of a microgrid are clear, the biggest obstacle stopping most businesses, institutions and communities from hosting one is the cost.
They could self-finance the project, taking on all financial, development and implementation risk; or they could pursue a leasing arrangement with a third-party who handles it for them. Unfortunately, both models can be costly and risky.
To eliminate this burden, Onsite Utility Services Capital has created a third model – It’s called Microgrids-as-a-Service (MaaS). With MaaS, the development and operational burden is removed from the microgrid host. Instead, Onsite’s team of specialists engineer, build, operate, and maintain the microgrid, without requiring any capital expenditure or debt from you.
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